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(en) Greece, Thesaloniki, The stupidity of state framing of Simon Chapman New photos

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Date Thu, 27 Nov 2003 13:28:06 +0100 (CET)


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A new sert of photos by Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis, released
today (25.11) clearly proves that Simon has been framed by the greek police!
Photo no.1 http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php?lang=el&article_id=162765
The already well-known photo by Yiorgos Karahalis:
Simon is been kicked by a riot cop while still wearing his blue and purlpe
rucksack. This is the text that accompanied the picture:
CAPTION CLARIFICATION - ADDING INFORMATION ABOUT EU SUMMIT
A Greek riot policeman kicks a protester in a main street of the
northern town of Thessaloniki following a meeting of the EU summit
June 21, 2003. Police fired volleys of teargas in Greece's second
largest city to disperse hundreds of self-styled anarchists who were
among 25,000 peaceful anti-capitalist protesters marching through
Thessaloniki's centre.The anarchists smashed shop windows and set
fire to cars and buildings including a McDonald's. REUTERS/Yiorgos
Karahalis

Photo no.2 taken by Orestis Panagiotoy: it shows Simon sitting on the
pavement, his glasses having dissapeared
http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php?lang=el&article_id=162766
An arrested demonstrator is being guarded by riot policemen after
clashes that took place during demonstration against the EU summit,
Thessaloniki Saturday 21 June 2003. EPA PHOTO/EPA/ORESTIS
PANAGIOTOU

http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php?lang=el&article_id=162769
and this is the new photo:

Photo no.3 Simon's own blue and purple rucksack is clearly visible a
few meters behind him: a mysterious black rucsack full with bottles
has appeared on the bottom-left, whilst on the right- hand side, a cop
places a second black rucksack next to Simon.

This file photograph taken June 21, 2003 following an EU summit in
Thessaloniki, shows Simon Chapman from Basildon, Essex following
his arrest by Greek police. His blue and purple rucksack can be seen
in the background. Supporters of Chapman claim his bag was switched
during his arrest with another containing firebombs and a hammer to
implicate him. He is now on hunger strike in a Greek prison along with
four others charged with possession of explosives and weapons, and
supporters keeping vigil in Athens November 25, 2003, said that the
vigil had now become a death watch . REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis


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